Nocturne (February 2007)
Martin has left the
academia and traveled to a small Czech village in hopes of tracking
down her lost twin brother David. David sent her a plea for help and
all the clues point to some kind of vampire misdeed. At a remote Czech
inn, once a Catholic convent, Elizabeth runs into Josef, a Dhampir (the
offspring of a vampire and a human). Together, they plan to hunt down
the vampires surrounding the small Czech inn and save David from the
madness, psychological or vampire-instilled, encircling him.
is drawn to this
with an almost supernatural pull. But can she trust this man who moves
her very soul? He promises to help her but will the vampire part of him
overtake the goodness of his human side? Will their escalating passion
endanger their mission? Is he truly beside her to help or does he have
some hidden plan of his own? Dhampir's are rumored to be
perfect Valentine read for someone seeking the unusual. The author's
vampire historical research colors the legend with depth and intrigue.
Orloff shapes the tale into a pièce de résistance romance
the familiar vampire legends with new aspects and twists. Both the
romance and the suspense are riveting ---even long after the reader
reaches the end!
reader's mind and soul. Sideline reflections on evil --- the Holocaust
and serial killers --- enrich this novel in unexpected ways. The legend
of the hawthorne bush and the undying faith of the Catholic convent
sisters who once inhabited the now Czech inn cast a circle of the
sacred around the characters --- and also in the reader's heart. Even
the secondary plot details and questions of this novel fascinate the
reader's imagination. What is insanity? What is heredity? What is evil?
What is love?
Nocturne series of
romance is a hot new line by Silhouette. If this book is any indication
of the depth and unusual paranormal romance the reader will discover in
the future, Nocturne will be a runaway hit. Erica Orloff's vampire
thriller Blood Son is a masterpiece romance!
Reviewed by Merrimon,
Merrimon Book Reviews